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playing out across the region, in the desperate hours since sandy hit. last night, new york police helicopters airlifted staten island residents off their roof. up and down the jersey shore, scenes of devastation. house after house, crumpled to bits. and for many, stranded here in hoboken, there's no relief in sight. and diane, i'm standing in what's supposed to be a busy intersection. but if you look around, as far as the eye can see, nothing but water. and of course, for the people who live here, the urgency is only growing. diane? >> thank you, alex. >>> and these rescue scenes bring us to an update, the ones you saw in alex's report, because they include some heroes of the storm you have met before. as sandy crashed into new york, i went to meet with the nypd's scuba rescue team and they are preparing to brave 20-foot waves in the dark of the night to help anyone in trouble, but they tell me today, they did not have to rescue a single new yorker in the waters, so, they boarded those rescue helicopters. they were there, airlifting people off the rooftop in staten island. a grate
or ahead of all the key battleground states and hurricane sandy had to have helped there as well. the president's job approval is up to 51% and for most of the hurricane, people saw the president doing his job. they basically liked what they saw, so as i said you look at those battleground states there, the president tied or ahead in all the battleground states right now. >> well, we will be springing into action tomorrow as the voting begins and, george, i will see you very soon. >> you will. >> of course on "good morning america," as well. >>> you know, i know, how many people have turned out to vote early. take a look at this, americans lining up to vote early. a mom with an infant in a car seat. her young son taking it all in bowling green, ohio, and other americans ready to spend hours in georgia, arkansas, illinois and across this country and unprecedented number of americans voting early so what do these early results show? abc's jonathan karl on that. >> reporter: you think election day is tomorrow? think again. we have already been seeing long lines at voting places for
submerged streets. and body bags after sandy has now claimed nearly 40 lives. more than half of them on staten island, so close to manhattan, but living in devastation. and tonight, "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden is there where after four days the community is shaken. cynthia? >> reporter: good evening, diane. every massive tragedy has within it a whole series of smaller ones. one such played out behind me, though, that staircase led to a house where a mother, father and 13-year-old girl lived. only the mother survived. staten island is a whole series of stories, just like that one. in staten island today, a cry for help. >> we're going to die! if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks here on this corner now! this is three days. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in new york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead. in devast
distances, in many cases, for a race that is now yet another casualty of hurricane sandy. diane? >> all right, dan, thank you. >>> and we know what was haunting even a lot of those athletes. take a look. parts of the city were celebrating tonight as their lights came back on. but in so many other places, a very different story. families were bundling up to keep warm in the bitter cold. take a look. a baby swaddled in the candlelight. neighbors sit by campfires in the street. a family huddles for warmth in their home, choosing their own house over a shelter. and everywhere, there are those lines, waiting for even a few gallons of gasoline. and abc's alex perez has been out all day with the families, waiting. >> reporter: in lower manhattan tonight, hundreds of new yorkers lined up for food. for many, the first hot meal they've had in days. but while the power is turning on right now, thousands throughout the region are still bracing for a very cold night. help also arriving in blacked out communities like staten island and the rockaways, where neighbors are planning for another night in
weeks ago that hurricane sandy hit. and with so many americans planning to visit new york during the holidays, we've learned that the statue of liberty will be closed for the rest of the year because of damage from the storm. and there are the families that live here, still putting their lives back together after the hurricane. and so, tonight, abc's ron claiborne along for the ride with volunteers determined to let those families know they haven't been forgotten. >> reporter: on a street corner on staten island, volunteers put out a thanksgiving day spread. nothing elaborate. turkey burgers, pumpkin pie, some cookies. for the people of slater boulevard, it was a feast. >> you want to eat some burgers? >> reporter: most people on this storm-battered street still have no power in their homes. no heat, no gas. so, a group of volunteers from a church in new jersey brought the holiday to them. >> this is a privilege. it's like putting the giving back in thanksgiving. >> reporter: slater boulevard was slammed by what people here describe as a tsunami. >> house is gone. >> reporter: a
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with their flashlights, family suffering after sandy a. as you know vo n unbroken to vote. linsey davis tells us what they're facing tonight. >> reporter: without power, but not power-less. in some of the areas most devastated by hurricane sandy, we saw images like this of the victims, eager to show with everything they lost, they still have a voice. in rockaway park, queens, when the generators ran out of gas, voters had to cast ballots in the dark. some new jersey voters climbed into winnebagos to cast their ballots. overwhelmed by applications, state officials there extended the deadline for casting votes by e-mail until friday. hard-hit staten island residents are still trying to catch their breath. did you get a chance to vote today? >> vote. no. look at this. who's got time to vote? >> reporter: now with the added burden of another storm on the way, expected to hit tomorrow night, this devastated coastline is in the bull's-eye of a nor'easter bringing rain, high winds, coastal flooding, even snow to an already battered region. >> we could have some snow on the ground and certainly snow on the t
storm is hitting the northeast and many families still rebuilding after hurricane sandy are pounded again by wind and snow. and there's a worry tonight that people without heat could be in danger from hypothermia. abc's meteorologist ginger zee has visited one of these hard-hit places and we see you there, ginger. it is snowy and it looks very cold. >> reporter: it is very cold. it feels like it's probably windchill of low 20s. the winds have gusted to 40 miles an hour, diane. you can see the piles of trash, mounds of sand that line streets like this in rockaway park, just outside new york city. all these really hard-hit areas, they are now just slushy and covered in snow and just a mess. and get this. more than 22,000 people, tonight, have lost power from this new storm already. and we've got a whole night of nor'easter ahead. an ice cold coating of fresh misery. and it has plenty of company tonight. with a new storm on the way. how do you feel? >> tired. exhausted. but hey, what am i going to do? this is life. >> reporter: you can see it. life. piled up on every block. and in ever
who have not had power since sandy. 400,000 more customers in the dark. like nick michael and his family. they just got power back yesterday, ten days after sandy, only to lose it again. >> it was great to have it and we lose it again. extremely frustrating. >> so unfair. we got it for four, five hours and then it's okay. >> reporter: they just want to know when the power is back -- for good. >> nobody lets you know exactly what's happening. >> reporter: new york's governor says their power company has failed them. we called long island's power authority four times today and haven't heard back. diane? >> all right, thank you so much, ginger zee. >>> and now, heading overseas, today we learned that for the first time in history, iranian fighter jets opened fire on an unmanned u.s. drone. the pentagon says last thursday, the drone was conducting routine surveillance in international air space, 16 miles off the coast of iran. they say iranian war planes fired multiple rounds, but they missed. >>> and back here at home, a bizarre scene involving a stolen plane. dramatic new video show
an aerial tour of the hurricane sandy destruction, meeting with families still trying to recover on staten island. later, and in private, he met with the parents of the two young boys who were killed in that storm. and we have learned of an aftershock from the storm which will in some measure affect everyone coast to coast. abc's steve osunsami with the surprising consequence of the storm. >> reporter: when those awful floodwaters from sandy came rushing through, flooding streets and swamping homes, what no one expected was the storm's surprising second hit. >> we all lost our cars. at the same time, we're all trying to get a car. it's a mad house. >> reporter: more than 250,000 personal vehicles were washed away by storm waters. today, used car dealerships are busy with storm victims and, adding insult to injury, prices are shooting up because of the storm. >> we're expecting to see higher prices of $700 to $1,000 per vehicle. >> reporter: for every six people who walk into this used car dealership on staten island to buy a car, five of them lost cars to the storm. michelle and thomas lup
may be out of luck. superstorm sandy has led to a shortage in rental cars. your best bet may be to get on the train and my colleague lisa stark has the latest from washington, d.c. washington on the acela express. lisa. >> reporter: amtrak is booming and tomorrow will be the busiest day yesterday. last year 138,000 passengers crowded on board the day before thanksgiving. now, here in the northeast amtrak has even borrowed trains from canada to handle the crush. usually it relies on cars from new jersey's transit, but many of those were damaged by hurricane sandy, and that storm also means many of the commuter lines aren't up to speed. you should check the schedules online. and a bit of advice, get to the station at least 45 minutes early. bring your i.d., and if you're on one of those long distance line, well, come hungry. there will be a full thanksgiving menu on board. george? >> okay, lisa, thanks. >>> and as millions of americans at airports face those long security lines, we have news tonight about the threats that make those checks so critical. four men from southern california a
from indiana to the american communities still suffering tonight, two weeks after hurricane sandy brought the wind and the water. and some of the poorest neighborhoods and most vulnerable people are still in desperate need of help. even after all the time and all the money that has poured in. abc's steve osunsami walked the streets to investigate why. >> reporter: we went climbing those long and dark stairs in red hook, brooklyn, at the new york city housing authority, where thousands of families are still living without heat and electricity. >> bedroom is ice cold. >> reporter: some of the 47,000 without power across the city. >> you just have to, well, pray. and hope for the best. >> reporter: we found mia tarver and her family using steam from boiling water to keep warm. >> thank god my stove works. because if we didn't have the stove, i don't think i could stay here. >> reporter: the stove is what's keeping you warm. >> yeah. >> reporter: outside, long lines at the relief agencies for bread, blankets and soup. the red cross and other agencies are here. but families are enterin
families still suffering living without power now 15 days after hurricane sandy including thousands on long island. the long island power authority has come under fire accused of gross negligence. today, new york governor andrew cuomo launched an investigation and vowed to hold them accountable. >>> and with nine days left until thanksgiving, today another kind of thanksgiving tradition. the annual prediction from aaa about how many of us plan to travel this holiday. they say more families will be traveling this year than last. 43.6 million of us will venture at least 50 miles from home and that's up 7% from last year. 90% of the travelers will drive, by the way, and the average thanksgiving travel budget is now $498, down $46 from last year. >>> and still ahead on "world news," an athlete collapses on live television from a crippling anxiety shared by millions of americans. how he turned his panic into triumph next. [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll wor
this -- it was hurricane sandy that ripped off the layers of sand and time that had been hiding "bessie" for all these years. >>> and, yes, we know we showed you a whale last night. but take a look at this video. a menacing fin coming right after that dog, who was just in for a swim. it's a killer whale. and the big guy seemed to be saying, "no room for a mutt here. get out of my territory." >>> and we really do want to hear what's capturing your imagination every day, so, tweet me your thoughts for the "instant index," @dianesawyer. >>> and coming up, as preparations begin this weekend, three things you must never do if you want a great thanksgiving. can you guess them? advice from our wise and funny "person of the week." [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get
ship capsized off the coast of italy in january. here, new york city, the morning after hurricane sandy, commuters boarding a ferry. and what about those animal trainers who dressed up like panda bears to lovingly carry a giant panda toward freedom in the wilds of china? finally, president obama on the campaign trail, hoist into a real bear hug by a pizza shop owner in florida. >>> and, our video tonight has everybody wondering if they were dreaming. let's say you're looking out a window on staten island in new york and you see this. from out of nowhere, a runaway pony, trotting down the street, pursued by a zebra? a stunned store owner grabbed his smartphone so everybody would believe him. it turns out the unlikely pair escaped from a nearby petting zoo. they were caught and returned safely. rubbing their eyes today on staten island. if you see something tomorrow you'd like to show all of your friends, let us know. tweet me your ideas for the "instant index," @dianesawyer. >>> and, coming up, if you bought a lottery ticket with a friend or a co-worker, you have to stay tuned and see wh
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